Study Finds Little Benefit From Bonus Plazas

A study finds that "privately owned public spaces created in a tradeoff that was meant to give pedestrians a little extra breathing room as developers got extra-large buildings, have failed in some way,large or small."

September 28, 2000, 4:00 PM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

"On finding the [public] space filled with merchandise during one of his sitevisits, Mr. Kayden raised his camera. 'You're not allowed to take pictures here,' he said a Bendel employee told him. 'You're not allowed to have a department store in here,' Mr. Kayden replied."

Thanks to Wes Joe

Thursday, September 28, 2000 in The New York Times

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